Social Research Methods Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches

ISBN-10: 0205457932

ISBN-13: 9780205457939

Edition: 6th 2006 (Revised)

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Description: W. Lawrence Neuman presents a comprehensive and balanced introduction to both qualitative and quantitative approaches to social research, emphasizing the benefits of combining various approaches.

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Book details

List price: $132.60
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/20/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 600
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.464
Language: English

Preface
Foundations
Science and Research
Alternatives to Social Research
How Science Works
Steps of the Research Process
Qualitative and Quantitative Social Research
Why Conduct Social Research
Dimensions of Research
Dimensions of Research
Data Collection Techniques Used
Theory and Research
What Is Theory?
Social Theory versus Ideology
The Parts of Theory
Aspects of Theory
The Dynamic Duo
The Meanings of Methodology
The Three Approaches
Positivist Social Science
Interpretative Social Science
Critical Social Science
Feminist and Postmodern Research
The Literature Review and Ethical Concerns
The Literature Review
Ethics in Social Research
Planning And Preparation
Qualitative and Quantitative Research Designs
Triangulation
Qualitative and Quantitative Orientations Toward Research
Qualitative Design Issues
Quantitative Design Issues
Qualitative and Quantitative Measurement
Why Measure?
Qualitative and Quantitative Measurement
Parts of the Measurement Process
Reliability and Validity
A Guide to Quantitative Measurement
Index Construction
Scales
Qualitative and Quantitative Sampling
Nonprobability Sampling
Probability Sampling
Quantitative Data Collection And Analysis
Experimental Research
Random Assignment
Experimental Design Logic
Internal and External Validity
Practical Considerations
Results of Experimental Research: Making Comparisons
A Word on Ethics
Survey Research
The Logic of Survey Research
Constructing the Questionnaire
Types of Surveys: Advantages and Disadvantages
Interviewing
The Ethical Survey
Nonreactive Research and Secondary Analysis
Nonreactive Measurement
Content Analysis
Existing Statistics/Documents and Secondary Analysis
Issues of Inference and Theory Testing
Analysis of Quantitative Data
Dealing with Data
Results with One Variable
Results with Two Variables
More than Two Variables
Inferential Statistics
Qualitative Data Collection And Analysis
Field Research
The Logic of Field Research
Choosing a Site and Gaining Access
Relations in the Field
Observing and Collecting Data
The Field Research Interview
Leaving the Field
Ethical Dilemmas of Field Research
Historical-Comparative Research
The Logic of Historical Comparative Research
Steps in a Historical-Comparative Research Project
Data and Evidence in Historical Context
Comparative Research
Equivalence in Historical Comparative Research
Analysis of Qualitative Data
Comparing Methods of Data Analysis
Coding and Concept Formation
Analytic Strategies for Qualitative Data
What Is Not Seen
Other Tools
Communicating With Others
Writing the Research Report and the Politics of Social Research
Introduction
The Research Report
The Politics of Social Research
Objectivity and Value Freedom
Conclusion
Appendices
American Sociological Association Code of Ethics
Table of Randomly Selected Five Digit Numbers
Sample of Data Archives and Resources
Measurement Theory
Evaluation Research
Glossary
Bibliography
Name Index
Subject Index
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